October 2008 - Dooley Communications

It’s Halloween – National UNICEF Day in Canada. As the PR agency for UNICEF’s Prairie Region, we’ve been very busy securing media coverage about this year’s Trick-or-Treat campaign. We’ve run several events this month and fielded interviews across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Our goal with this kind of campaign is to work creatively with our client…

I just came back from the first annual UNICEF Celebrity Pumpkin Carving Contest at Kildonan Place and have to take the time to thank everyone for making it a wonderful success. Thanks to Kildonan Place, Subway and Maggie’s Pumpkin Patch. And thanks to all our celebrities, including Fred Penner and his son, CTV’s Syliva Kuzyk,…

If you haven’t already, check out the blog we’re editing and writing on social media and user-generated content: snoo.ws. The snoo.ws is a project of Dooley Communications client ICUC Moderation Services, one of the busiest online content  moderation companies in the world. We’re happy to provide our editorial and communications services for this daily news…

CPRS Manitoba is ready to start the preparations for the second annual Manitoba Communicator of the Year award. As past-president, I’m heading up the committee to oversee the award celebrations. We have plenty of energy already and great ideas on how we can make this year’s award celebration better than the last. If you’re interested…

As the country recovers from an uninspiring federal election campaign, I’m left wondering whether the Tories lost the election by trying to be too careful. Much has been made about Stephen Harper’s controlling nature. As the leaders criss-crossed the country, it became very clear that no one other than Harper would be speaking for the…

Client Services Manager Winnipeg, October 14, 2008 – Dooley Communications has an immediate opening for a Manager of Client Services to serve our growing roster of clients. Dooley Communications is a small, fast-growing and innovative agency with a focus on providing senior level public relations and corporate communications services to corporations, government agencies and non-profits….

I was subbing for Carl again today, this time for the full day program of PR diploma students. They are another good group and make me feel good about the future of public relations. One thing that bugs me about teaching public relations is just how far behind the textbooks are on online communications. No…

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to the Public Relations Fundamentals class at the University of Winnipeg’s department of continuing education. I was substituting for regular instructor Carl Radimer tonight and had a great time. It’s a great class with a lot of thoughtful comments. I enjoyed leading the discussion on issues management…

Media relations is almost always a crap shoot – especially if you’re pitching soft news. You never know what kind of news day you’ll be up against and sometimes newsrooms can be unpredictable as to what they want to cover. As a former reporter, I know the first step is to try to pitch a…

What’s in a word? Late last year as the credit crunch first started blooming, we started hearing that there was a good chance that the U.S. would fall into recession. As things have turned decidedly for the worse in the last few weeks, that talk has changed. Now, we have reporters – often ill-informed students…